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Gill, M.A., Conductor HYMN: "Guide Me Thou Great Jehovah" John Hughes Audience INVOCATION The Reverend Edgar P. Quarterman, B.D. Pastor, Second Baptist Church Savannah, Georgia MUSIC: "Chorale and Capriccio" Anton Giovannini The Concert Band INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. President COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Bobby L. Hill, J.D. Georgia House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth District MUSIC: "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" Peter Wilhousky The Men's Glee Club The Concert Band James Thompson, Jr., M.M.Ed., Conductor PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR DEGREES: Division of Business Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D. Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D. Division of Humanities Howard M. Jason, Ph.D. Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. Division of Social Sciences Elmer J. Dean, Ed.D. Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. Graduate Program . . James A. Eaton, Ed.D. CONFERRING OF DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. ALUMNI INDUCTION Daniel Washington, M.A. President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association Savannah, Georgia ANNOUNCEMENTS SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams, B.D. College Minister » THREE-FOLD AMEN RECESSIONAL: "Pomp and Circumstance" Edward Elgar The Concert Band (Begretfs €xtnltxxtit DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Accounting Moses Samuel Armstrong, Jr Dublin Frank Bowen Pt. Wentworth Frank Bowers Brownsville, Penn. Eugene Brazeal, Jr Wrightsville Joseph Dalton Athens * Donarell Elder Athens Richard Lee Hunter Atlanta Neverta Manning St. Petersburg, Fla. Johnny W. McFadden Kingstree, S. C. * Joseph Pickett, Jr Alma Doris Martha Stanley Macon Paulette Leavel Stephens Savannah ''James W. Strange Toomsboro Pinkie B. Wilmore Cochran General Business Administration Duane Yvonne Adams Macon Lucile Carol Alderman Baxley William Owens Bennett McRae Dorothy Lindsey Bolden Savannah Woodrow Brantley, Jr Savannah Ernestine Brown Dublin Earl Lavon Calloway Savannah Stephanie L. Carpenter Atlanta Nathaniel Carswell Savannah Carolyn Delois Daniels Macon Orange Evans, Jr Augusta Festus F. Flipper, Jr Savannah James Fowler, Jr Warrenton Jean Maxine Graham Valdosta Delores Coley Humber Savannah Eliott K. Johnson Atlanta Geraldine Johnson Augusta Marion V. Kirkland Newnan Genevieve Michelle Lewis Savannah Shirley Ann Mathis Decatur Thomas Morgan Milledgeville ^Olga Bynes Musgrow Savannah Betty Jean Nickerson Augusta Beverlyn Yvonne Payne Atlanta Phyllis Marie Priester Savannah Minnie Pearl Rilington Savannah Cheryl A. Russell Savannah Janet Colvin Stevens Savannah Charles Larry Sullivan Barnesville Mary G. Vickers Douglas Darryl Lee Wade McDonough Economics ^Robert L. Bennefield Augusta John Martin Garvin Detroit, Mich. Michele A. Lyons Atlanta Dave A. Mitchell Ridgeland, S. C. DIVISION OF EDUCATION Elementary Education Marguerite B. Albright Savannah Daisy B. Alexander Elberton Nancy Famble Artis Savannah Valerie Brenda Ashe Philadelphia, Penn. Geraldine Austin Chicago, 111. Kay Francis Banks Savannah James Benjamin, Jr Claxton Kathye I. Bradley Savannah Yvonne R. Butler Savannah Deotha Marie Hicks Campbell ~. Macon Marietta Carter Hahira Ernestine Castle Attapulgus Delores Ann Drummond Woodbine Roscoe Edwards, Jr Savannah Mary Frances Giles Savannah Arretta M. Goff Atlanta *Johnnie Mae Grant Savannah Patricia Grant Savannah Deloris Stevens Hardy Riceboro **Judy Kettles Haven Savannah Lillie K. Hobbs Columbus Betty Joe Pope Holmes Savannah Delia Mae Hunter Savannah Ollie Beatrice Johnson Columbus Sondra Christine Johnson Savannah Betty Jean Jones Savannah *Sara L. Jones Savannah Kanzetta Laughinghouse Waynesboro Betty Ann LeCounte Riceboro Carolyn Lucas Fluker Hahira Julia M. Manuel Covington *Harriette Mason Savannah Betty Jean McCray Enigma **Lois Mobley Ocilla Helen Peters Savannah Marie McRae Pierce Jacksonville Delma Scott Pollen Savannah Mary Alice Reddick Riviera Beach, Fla. Catherine M. Ricks Savannah Frances Roberts Riceboro Carrie Lee Rouse Savannah Yvonne Rudolph Woodbine Diane Christine Ryals Waycross *Charles Alexander Slack Sparta Barbara Jean Smith Savannah Gwendolyn Solomon Savannah Betty Lou Walker , Dublin Nellie Nash Wallace Savannah Karen Marie White Savannah *Clara Mae Wilcher Metter Annie Louise Williams Bainbridge Delores Wright Sylvania Secondary Education John Randolph Abrams Marion, S. C. SOCIAL STUDIES Etrendel Anderson Glennville FRENCH Martha L. Anderson Augusta BUSINESS EDUCATION Mildred Lindsey Bass Macon BUSINESS EDUCATION Annette Jeanelle Battle Macon ENGLISH Rudene Bell St. Petersburg, Fla. ART EDUCATION Leotis Bloodworth Savannah MUSIC EDUCATION Delores Marie Briggs Savannah BUSINESS EDUCATION Brenda J. Lyons Bryant Savannah ENGLISH Marian Etta Butler Thunderbolt ART EDUCATION Ethel M. Campbell Savannah BUSINESS EDUCATION Minnie Ross Cooper Waycross SOCIAL STUDIES §*Marie Ann Crawford Savannah MUSIC EDUCATION Henry Tyron Dingle Savannah ART EDUCATION Geneva Askins Dukes Charleston Heights, S. C. BUSINESS EDUCATION Samuel Dumas Vidalia SOCIAL STUDIES Shirley Ann Frazier Pearson MATHEMATICS "^Gladys B. German Savannah SPANISH Elizabeth P. Gipson Thomson ART EDUCATION *Sammie Gordon, Jr Savannah ART EDUCATION Lillie P. Graham Sylvania MATHEMATICS Patricia Ann Graham Valdosta BUSINESS EDUCATION Dianna Grant Savannah SOCIAL STUDIES Linda Marie Robinson Green Savannah BUSINESS EDUCATION Martha Lee Green Savannah MATHEMATICS Eugene Ronald Harmon Savannah INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION Lodia Mae Harrison Calvary MATHEMATICS Augustus George Howard Swainsboro ENGLISH Hattie R. Jackson Atlanta ENGLISH Linda Marie Jackson Jesup MATHEMATICS Phillip C. James Waycross INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION Aaron N. Johnson Atlanta INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION Janice Johnson Colbert BUSINESS EDUCATION Maxine Yvonne Johnson Florence, S. C. MATHEMATICS *Sharon Vivian Johnson Savannah MATHEMATICS * *01iver Jones Statesboro HISTORY * Betty Jean Jordon Atlanta ENGLISH Johnny J. Kendall Thomaston MATHEMATICS Ethel Regina Lee Calhoun Falls, S. C. BUSINESS EDUCATION *Percy Alfonso Mack, Jr Savannah SOCIAL STUDIES Jimmy Thomas McDade Dalton INDUSTRIAL ARTS EDUCATION Richard L. Moses Blackshear ENGLISH Rose E. Moore Macon BUSINESS EDUCATION DeVarn Murray Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. BUSINESS EDUCATION Betty S. Owens Bainbridge BUSINESS EDUCATION *Jerelene Parrish White Oak MATHEMATICS Beverly A. Pickett Alma ENGLISH Benj amin Reese Savannah MUSIC EDUCATION Thelma Louise Mencer Reeves Columbus BUSINESS EDUCATION Deborah Glennette Richardson W. Palm Beach, Fla. ENGLISH Cedric Artis Roberts Valdosta MUSIC EDUCATION Juanita Ann Rudolph Woodbine SOCIAL STUDIES Gwendolyn Sabb Portal ART EDUCATION Ethel Smith Savannah MATHEMATICS Annie Nell Stewart Forsyth BUSINESS EDUCATION Joyce Yvonne Stiles Savannah MATHEMATICS Brenda Joyce Thomas Savannah BUSINESS EDUCATION Julia Ann Thomas Millen ENGLISH Mary Reddick Trice Screven BUSINESS EDUCATION Billy Turner Brooklet SOCIAL STUDIES Willie M. Tyson Savannah SOCIAL STUDIES Reginald Wendall Wade Athens MATHEMATICS Judy G. Waring Savannah SOCIAL STUDIES Barbara Singleton White Charleston, S. C. ART EDUCATION Linton Lejoyce White Hartwell MATHEMATICS Angelyn Stewart Williams Savannah BUSINESS EDUCATION Helen M. Williams Brinson BUSINESS EDUCATION Health, Physical Education & Recreation James Bennett Buford Earlene Bell Savannah Ronald Booker Savannah Roland Edward Flynn Savannah James Case George, III Savannah Ronald Sharwin Gold Mt. Pleasant, S. C. Shirley Ann Green Americus Elaine Jackson Moultrie Charles Rudolf Jefferson Decatur Gus Johnson Monticello Andrew Lewis , Harlem Ronald Little Macon John Moye Deerfield, Fla. Calvin Roberts Savannah Charlie Smith, Jr Savannah Dorothy Sneed Tifton Judy Yearby Moultrie * * DIVISION OF HUMANITIES English Geraldine Petro Little Belle Eatonton LeRoy Rudolph Haven Savannah Martha L. Butts Lawrence Eatonton DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES Biology * *David Lee Akins Bainbridge Caesar Arrett Austin Attapulgus Patricia Ann Baker Savannah Shirley McGee Brown Savannah Vernon Thomas Bryant Savannah Arlisha Dunnom Fitzgerald Carlton Taylor Fluker Waycross James Sheffield Jones, II Savannah Robert L. Jones Climax Andrew Lewis Harlem Jeralyn Hunter Scott Savannah Carl Patrick Simmons Cedartown Florrie L. Smith Savannah Almeta Esther Steele Savannah *Malcolm White Hilton Head, S. C. Joyce Bryant Wright Savannah Chemistry Ira Janice Glover Savannah Evelyn J. Harvey Metter Dora E. Heard Elberton Janis L. Hooks Savannah Linda LaFaye Lee Albany Oliver Manigo, Jr Savannah George Maxwell Savannah *Woodrow Wilson Gray, Jr Gray * * -k * Mathematics Johnnie Mae Alien Helena Bobby Flowers Lakeland Nathaniel Golden Perkins Richard Allen Handy Savannah Donald Holmes Waynesboro James Edward Holmes Savannah "Dorothy Perrietta Jones Savannah James H. Keels Newark, N. J. Sidney Kelly Savannah Alfred Lockhart Atlanta Myrtle D. Merritt Thunderbolt Noble Miller, Jr Waverly Anderson Parker Millen • David Plair, Jr Millen Carlethia A. Quarterman Savannah Ruthie Mae Roberts Savannah Martha Holmes Simmons Waynesboro Abraham Lewis Williams Riceboro DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Social Sciences Harry B. Ladson Savannah social science Sociology Mary B. Anderson Savannah Constance Banks Claxton " Kasandrea R. Banks Columbus, Ohio Henry Belle, Jr Atlanta Sandra Devise Bland Savannah Herlene Ruth Blyer Savannah Jo Ann Bradham Savannah Morris Brown Vidalia Agnes T. T. Butts Eatonton "Rudolph Daniels Adel Jacquelyn Oliver Dobson Savannah Mildred Juanita Duncan Savannah * Gloria Jean Ferrell LaGrange Roslyn DeLois Frazier Atlanta Wanda Jean Gates Atlanta Ernest Douglas Gordon Rome Joyce Heighter Columbus Barbara Joyce Holliday Savannah Willie Mae Jackson Savannah Murie L. Eloria James Savannah Mary E. Jones Savannah Lillie Mae Key Cedartown Betty Jean Lambert Savannah Reginald Forsythe May Savannah Hyland McCarthy Midville *Linda Carol Morgan Brighton, Mass. Francis La Verne Oliver Savannah Dorothy Louise Porches Savannah Barbara Jean Pray Allenhurst Patricia Ann Randall Pompano Beach, Fla. John W. Rayford Valdosta *Harrietta Solomon Redd Savannah Edgar L. Redding Savannah Edward Sanford Milledgeville Robert Saxby Savannah Zelma Sylvia Smith Georgetown, S. C. Madalene Spells Saint Mary's Vera Stevens Riceboro John D. Wade Athens Ola J. Wiggins Tenville John Walker Wilhite Savannah Annie Dell Williams Baxley Karee Williams Millen Elease Woods Vidalia History William C. Gaulden Fitzgerald Jeffery Jenkins Savannah James Thomas Johnson, Jr New Orleans, La. Arthur L. Walker Lakeland, Fla. * DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES Civil Technology *Samuel Jones, Jr Savannah James Walker Savannah Electronics Technology Charles Clarence Bass, Jr Savannah Eddie B. Collins Claxton Mitchell Douglas Turner Rome Mechanical Technology James Leonard Bedner Brooklyn, N. Y. Larry L. Brown McDonough Donald Montgomery Rome James Moran Townsend Trennial Owens, Jr Woodbine Dietetics & Institutional Management Gwendolyn Benton Covington Deborah Ann Jones Pelham Patricia A. Smith Claxton Carolyn Sneed Tifton Darnetta Speed Savannah Textiles & Clothing Bernadette Patricia Beaton Savannah Delores Murray Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. MASTER OF SCIENCE DEGREE Elementary Education Mary Catherine Brown Peabody College, B.A., 1940 Ethel B. Hawkins Savannah State College, B.S., 1958 Alice F. Hill Savannah State College, B.S., 1958 Richardine Jackson Savannah State College, B.S., 1956 Gwendolyn Keith Savannah State College, B.S., 1956 Emma Lue Jordan Preer Savannah State College, B.S., 1959 Gertrude M. Richardson Savannah State College, B.S., 1966 Mary Chatmon Sexton Savannah State College, B.S., 1953 Edward Williams, Jr Savannah State College, B.S., 1950 **Magna Cum Laude *Cum Laude §In Absentia HONOR STUDENTS First Honor Abraham Lewis Williams Second Honor Mary Alice Reddick Third Honor Beverly A. Pickett Honorable Mention Daisy B. Alexander MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY David Akins Harriette Mason Daisy Alexander Lois Mobley Rudolph Daniels Beverly Pickett James Fowler Joseph Pickett, Jr. Gladys B. German Carlethia Quarterman Sammie Gordon, Jr. Mary Reddick Oliver Jones Robert E. Robinson Samuel Jones Malcolm White Percy Mack Clara Mae Wilcher Abraham Williams MEMBER OF ALPHA PHI GAMMA NATIONAL HONORARY JOURNALISM FRATERNITY Augustus Howard MEMBERS OF BETA KAPPA CHI NATIONAL SCIENTIFIC HONOR SOCIETY David Akins Dorothy Jones Johnnie Mae Allen Jerelene Parrish Caesar Austin David Plair, Jr. Vernon T. Bryant Carlethia Quarterman Sharon Johnson Malcolm White Abraham Williams MEMBERS OF KAPPA DELTA PI NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY IN EDUCATION Mary C. Brown Ethel B. Hawkins Emma Lue J. Preer GUIDE ME, O THOU GREAT JEHOVAH 1. Guide me, Thou great Jehovah, Pilgrim through this barren land; I am weak, but Thou art mighty; Hold me with Thy powerful hand; Bread of Heaven, Bread of Heaven, Feed me till I want no more, Feed me till I want no more. 2. Open now the crystal fountain, Whence the healing stream doth flow; Let the fire and cloudy pillar Lead me all my journey through Strong Deliverer, strong Deliverer, Be thou still my strength and shield, Be thou still my strength and shield. 3. When I tread the verge of Jordan, Bid my anxious fears subside; Death of death, and hell's destruction, Land me safe on Canaan s side; Songs of praises, songs of praises I ivill ever give to Thee, I will ever give to Thee. A-men SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. Thine honor, pride, and eminence, We raise in prayerful reverence. Guide us still from day to day, Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; Help us know that life, short or long, Means unceasing work for weak and strong. REFRAIN Where Savannah meets the sea, Where grassy plains and palms abound, Where the flow'rs are gems of loveliness, There S.S.C. is found. We adore each beauteous scene and hall, Our all we pledge to Thee! In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. We hail Thee, S.S.C. — J. Randolph Fisher Hillary Hatchett ANNOUNCEMENTS Following these exercises: President's Reception, King-Frazier Complex 1971 Summer School June 14 - August 20 1971 Fall Quarter Freshmen, September 13 Upperclassmen, September 20 ACADEMIC COSTUMES Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody wore robes or gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for all degrees. The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the tradiiional manner. The rear part of its oblong shape is scpuare cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them by the institution. In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American Intercollegiate Code is as follows: Agriculture Maise Arts, Letters, Humanities White Business Drab Economics Copper Education Light Blue Law Purple Library Science Lemon Music Pink Oratory — (Speech) Silver Gray Philosophy Dark Blue Physical Education Sage Green Science Golden Yellow Theology Scarlet At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.